IJEDICT Weekly News

Overview of DLDC

The site is intended for anyone who is involved or interested in distance learning (distant learning) or distance education in developing countries. It should be useful to students interested in learning by distance, to teachers interested in teaching by distance, or to people interested in research on distance education in developing countries.

It seeks to show how new ICTs - open educational resources, open source, Web 2.0, blogs, wikis, social networking, social bookmarking and other social software - can be used for online education (e-learning) to conduct classes online in distance courses. Or how such ICTs enable collaborative teaching. It also touches on some of the new ICT harware possibilities for online schools, such as wireless communication.

In particular, it is a resource for students wanting to obtain online training and online degrees, providing advice on a range of programmes. It has advice on studying at an online college or online university, e.g., learning styles, and even includes details of how students can obtain free online learning.

Select your particular interest, viz., student, teacher, researcher, using the tabs above the picture header.

You may also like to visit my other website: Online and Distance Learning

A Vision of Students Today

Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University - a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. It is about students in the developed world with good connectivity, but the lessons are the same as regards the need to create active learning. And we have to stop using poor connectivity as an excuse for not changing things in the developing world.

Url: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o

Music by Try^d: http://tryad.org/listen.html

ICT, Education and Development


Regional economies and communities are facing increasing economic, social and cultural hardship in many parts of the world as economies adjust to the demands of the new orders of the information society.

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History of the DLDC Website

This website had its origins in a site that I established whilst working in Africa in the late 1960s. That site was designed to fill a gap that I perceived at that time. I stopped updating that site in 2000 when pressure of a new position in a new country made it impossible to continue. Now, all these years later and with so many new ICT technologies available, I have decided to have another go at maintaining it.



WWW in Plain English

Want to know how the WWW works? Watch the video.

Article 3-2-1

Students are advised to read my "Article 3-2-1". It tells you about three things to do, two things not to do, and one really big "no-no" for learning online.

Online Learning More Effective

A report released recently by the U.S. Department of Education, which analyzed 46 studies comparing online learning to face-to-face education, concludes that the former is more effective - at least at university level.

Useful Directories

Learn about Cats and their health. This site is listed under Distance Learning Directory

Self Improvement from SelfGrowth.com